History

Since Vision House began in 1990, more than 800 homeless children, women and men have received housing.
Vision House History

 

Beginnings

Vision House was founded by John and Susan Camerer of Renton, Washington in 1990. They saw the movie God Bless the Child about a single mother who, through a series of events that were no fault of her own, became homeless. The heartbreaking conclusion was when the mother reluctantly placed her young daughter in the care of the state because she couldn’t care for her while living on the streets. After the movie, the Camerers felt a strong calling to meet the needs of the homeless. John and Susan believe that by meeting the physical needs of the homeless, we have the opportunity to show them God’s love and make an everlasting difference in their lives.

Vision House Today

Vision House owns and operates transitional housing facilities with child care centers in Renton and Shoreline, Washington. Homeless families live at Vision House anywhere from a few months up to two years as they work on rebuilding their lives so they can achieve self-sufficiency and housing stability. In 2016 Vision House began providing homelessness prevention services to help even more struggling families before they lose their housing.

See our 25-year timeline